Saturday, November 8, 2008

...clingy little Livi...

Olivia is growing up so fast. The older she gets the more opinionated she is. She cracks me up on a daily basis with the things she says and does. However, the smarter she gets the better she gets at driving me absolutely insane at times! She is still in her never-ending "mommy phase"...some of you moms might know this phase...the one where they want YOU and only YOU to do everything for them. Of course, I don't give in to this most of the time. But there are instances where I'm so extremely exhausted and it's supposed to be daddy's bath night but I give in and give her the bath just so I don't have to hear her cry about it.

We just got back from a BBQ...she didn't know any of the people there so of course she wouldn't let me out of her sight for two seconds. Every 30 seconds or so she'd find me and say "Mommy" but not in a cute voice, in an extremely whiny voice to make sure I wouldn't leave her side. Times like these I just want to scream! I end up taking it out on poor Dennis when it's not even his fault. He WANTS Olivia to want him to do things with her. He probably gets his feelings hurt every day. But somehow I still feel resentment towards him since he just gets to sit back and relax while I deal with our whiny and clingy daughter.

Sorry for the rant. It feels better now that it's out.

I keep waiting for the "daddy phase" to come. People tell me it's coming...but not soon enough!


Appleseight said...

Dear Michelle, We've just enjoyed a good laugh at your terrific and very funny blogspot. However, the daddy thing really never happens, they just love their daddy's when they come home from work, even though mommy's do all the work all day long, every day of every week. So, get used to the whining, it just happens. But, she's adorable and we love your website. We have to get an Elmo doll before she visits us again. Love and get some sleep, Janet and Tom

taryn said...

I think they go through phases where they want one of the other parent, although there are certain things that Ella ALWAYS wants me to do, even though at this time she is obsessed with Shaun. Raising toddlers can be very tiring sometimes!